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That's brilliant. Thanks. Client has decided to go for the XR31.
I've been asked to replace the rims on a set of Dura Ace wheels. They are very worn but the hubs are still good. I've done this in the past with Cole C24 rims but no idea where to source them nowadays. The spoke count is very low: 16/20 so I'm struggling to find any rims at all with a 16 hole drilling. I've read on some forums of people using a 32 hole rim and lacing it to every other hole as it's a radial pattern. Don't think they'll be happy with that. Thought about Chinese carbon rims too as you can specify what you want but they want aluminium rims rather than carbon.
Any pointers much appreciated.
It was a made to measure frame and this wheel size was the best fit for that frame. My job was merely to build up the wheels and I wasn't really involved in the bike build. The rider herself wouldn't need to consider tyre choices etc. as when the time comes she would simply take it back to the bike builder (Racer Rosa).
I'm in the Sydenham / Penge / Crystal Palace area if that is close enough for you. Happy to take a look. Should be able to replace the spoke unless it's straight pull or bladed in which case I might need to order in. If the rim isn't concaved then it should be good for a while longer.
I recently built up a set for a petite female rider but think they were 650c rather than 650b. They were Kinlin. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/rims-tape/kinlin-mx3t-650-571-rim-black-32-hole/
The frame was custom made to measure.
Brilliant. Thanks for the reply.
I have a set of Mavic 819 rims that I'm building up. Never used them before. I have the inserts which after some searches recommend using Loctite. I'm thinking of the Loctite 243. Will a small 10ml bottle be enough for a pair of wheels?
It's a Ryde Andra rim. Did the drilling operation today followed by filing out the burrs. Let's see how it goes.
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